"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

-- The Dalai Lama

Friday, July 29, 2005

The "I'm Almost Done Packing" Post

Our big yellow Penske truck and trailer are in the parking lot. There are boxes stacked to the ceiling everywhere I look, and somehow there's still stuff lying around. Unboxed. Mocking me and my now-obvious lack of packing skills.

There's also trash. Almost as much trash as non-trash. Some of it is stuff that I simply can't bear to move again. Stuff that I've moved from back of apartment closet to back of another apartment closet to back of a closet in a house to back of yet another apartment...You get the idea. Stuff that lives in the back of a closet is stuff I don't need.

I'm going to take a break - I think I'll take a walk, get some iced tea and send off my mix CD.

Tomorrow: Load the truck
Sunday, 5am: Buh-bye Colorado!


stag said...

I would get rid of that STUFF! If I haven't used something since the last move, it gets donated or tossed. Have a good drive!

kristine said...

Yeah, stuff is what I am currently dwelling on. Does stuff we haven't unpacked since our move 3 months ago count? (Not winter clothes and the like, obviously, but things like extra cables and extension cords.) The jury's still out.

CM said...

Blech, I hate moving. Good luck with the trip!

shell said...

Well, you could always try to give them away to relatives or friends. If you don't want to throw them away, you can always donate them to local non-profit organizations.

*~**E**~* said...

Best of luck! Get rid of everything and drive safely!